James Suckling
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator
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Chateau L'Eglise Clinet 2012

Product description

96-100 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate     Along with Petrus, the 2012 l'Eglise Clinet is the potential wine of the vintage. An amazing tour de force in winemaking, the wine's inky/purple color is accompanied by copious notes of spring flowers, creme de cassis, kirsch liqueur, truffles, caramels and graphite. Full-bodied with enormous concentration, the purity, exquisite balance and sheer gravitas and palate presence of this massive yet phenomenally compelling Pomerol are something to behold. Kudos to l'Eglise Clinet. This wine will be approachable in 4-5 years, and last for three decades or more. 

93-96 Points - Wine Spectator    Ripe, focused, pure and precise, this pulls raspberry, cherry and red currant fruit together seamlessly, letting the floral, iron and incense notes flicker through the long, silky finish. A beautiful wine. 

95 Points - James Suckling    This really builds at the end of the palate, which clearly shows it’s top notch. It’s full-bodied, and grows on the palate ever so steadily. Lovely berry, chocolate, and hazelnut character. Goes on for a minutes. This has wonderful tannin tension for the vintage. Better than 2011.